Hold the front page – we’re the headline act in February/March issue of Arc

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Here at 18 Degrees we were absolutely thrilled when the latest issue of Arc landed on our desks. Not only have we secured a staggering 8-page feature on our lighting design for the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, our project also earned the most sought after spot of Arc; the front cover.


Using a wide array of stunning photography which showcases the theatre’s lighting beautifully, the feature walks the reader through every element of our design. Our director, Christopher Knowlton is quoted extensively in the article, which brings the story of our lighting scheme to life.

There were a number of fantastic projects in the February/March issue of Arc, so it was an honour to secure the front page with our work at Mayflower Theatre. We feel it is demonstrative of the love and passion we put into this project. 

 You can see the latest issue of Arc here and read all about this magnificent project on pages 60-70.

Celebrations as 18 Degrees secures two shortlisted projects in the Lighting Design Awards

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18 Degrees is celebrating the fantastic news that not one, but two, of our outstanding projects have been shortlisted for best projects of the year in the prestigious Lighting Design Awards. The awards, known fondly as the LDAs, recognise the standout projects that represent the best of the lighting industry across a range of sectors.


In the Leisure Project of the Year category we were delighted to see our work on the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, make the shortlist. We’re immensely proud of this project, where we were the sole lighting designers for the £7.5million refurbishment to mark the theatre’s 90th year in style. 


The lighting was a crucial element of the renovation, not only to bring the theatre forward in terms of technological advancements, but to complement the new interior look and feel, while creating a comfortable environment for theatre goers. The results were stunning so it’s wonderful to see this in the running for a much-coveted LDA.   


Over in the Heritage Project of the Year, our work at the International Presbyterian Church in Ealing has scooped a spot on the shortlist. Our design at the church was focused on enhancing the detailing of the architecture and the wealth of materials within the building. 


The 18 Degrees team is already looking forward to the awards evening, which is taking place in London on 16 May, where we’ll find out if we’re taking home a trophy (or two!).